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Cuvaison has partnered with Yemm & Hart, a company that converts cork into self-sustaining products,
promoting the education and collection of corks recycling.

 

Why recycle wine corks?

  • There are 13 billion (yes, billion!) natural cork wine stoppers sold into the world market each year and the majority of them end up in landfills
  • Cork is ideal for recycling; it is biodegradable, renewable, energy efficient, sustainable and 100% natural

What are recycled wine corks used for?

  • Recycled wine corks can find a new life as shoe soles, fishing rod handles, bulletin boards, place mats, flooring tiles, building insulation, gaskets, packaging materials, under playground equipment, and even as a soil amendment in compost
 

Why is natural cork environmentally special?

  • Natural cork is made up of billions of cells giving cork its buoyant, elastic quality, and the ability to absorb and retain nearly 9 grams of C02 throughout the life of the cork
  • With 13 billion corks sold worldwide each year, cork is an important source of C02 retention
 

What wine corks are included in the recycling program?

  • Corks made of granular particles
  • Champagne corks

Where can I send my corks to be recycled?

Wine Cork Recycling
Yemm & Hart Ltd.
425 North Chamber Drive
Fredricktown, MO 63645

 

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